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  • 27 Sep 2010
    Voter registration starts

    The first phase of voter registration exercise started from 15 September in 58 municipalities of 43 districts across Nepal. The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), through technical assistance of UNDP Electoral Support Project (ESP) has begun this modern registration process with photograph and biometric system to create a credible voter list. This includes registering every eligible citizen by digitally capturing their photo, fingerprints and signature.

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Youth debate on Millennium Development Goals progress

    Twenty eight students from twelve higher secondary schools participated in a debate programme- Role of Youth in Achieving the MDGs in Nepal, organised in the UN House as part of the global UN Millennium Campaign .

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Gender-responsive policing in post conflict countries

    A seminar on Gender-Responsive Policing in Post-Conflict Countries was organised jointly by the Nepal Police and UNDP through its Global Programme on Advancing Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Settings supported by the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR). The seminar is one of the first engagements with the Nepal Police by UNDP through its Access to Justice project.

  • 09 Sep 2010
    Democracy Dialogues for an inclusive Constitution

    Over the last 18 months, the UNDP village-based "Democracy Dialogues" have been an important means to receive suggestions on the new Constitution from Nepal?s remote and isolated rural population. These Dialogues have also been an important channel to remind Nepal's political leaders about laws and policies that have been passed -- but never implemented.

  • 09 Sep 2010
    Norway, UNDP sign agreement to bring major reforms in the election process

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP have signed a cost sharing agreement of NOK 13,000,000 (US$ 2.14 m) to support the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to implement the Voter List with Photograph Project supported by UNDP Electoral Support Project - Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal.

  • 11 Aug 2010
    UNDP supports Nepal Police to reduce Gender Based Violence

    A Letter of Agreement was signed between UNDP and the Nepal Police to engage in capacity-building of Nepal Police officers in gender issues, focusing mainly on Gender Based Violence (GBV).

  • 11 Aug 2010
    AusAID, UNDP sign agreement for Electoral Education and Information Centre

    The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and UNDP signed a AUS $ 1.3 million cost sharing agreement to support the establishment of an Electoral Education and Information Centre (EEIC) in the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN).

  • 11 Aug 2010
    Disaster preparedness plan for effective response

    The Disaster Risk reduction at the National Level Nepal Project at the request of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), recently supported District Disaster Relief Committees (DDRC) of 11 mountainous, hilly and terai districts (Sunsari, Mohottari, Sindhuli, Solukhumbu, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Lamjung, Tanahun, Syangja, Arghakhanchi and Bajura) to develop District Disaster Preparedness Plans and District Contingency Plans 2010.

  • 09 Aug 2010
    Starting a successful civilian life

    To date, more than 1,218 men and women, verified minors and late recruits who were discharged from Maoist cantonments in February 2010 have been referred for voluntary rehabilitation packages that are being offered by the United Nations.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) launched

    The Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) 2010 was launched by the former Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal on 24 June. The report (an updated version of Nepal Trade and Competitiveness Study 2004) is launched at a time when the trade and economic situation of the country portrays a bleak picture in export performance and balance of payment.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    Nepal hosts Asia workshop to help poorest countries make most of world trade

    The Government of Nepal (GoN) in partnership with UNDP and the Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat hosted a three-day workshop in Kathmandu to explore how Asia's poorest countries can benefit more from world trade and how trade can help lift more people across the region out of poverty.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    Global Open Day for Women and Peace in Nepal

    The Global Open Day for Women and Peace was organized on 11 June 2010 in Nepal to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security, which focuses on women's participation in decision-making in peace-processes, prevention of violence against women in conflict and post-conflict settings, and on provision of justice to victims.

  • 03 Jun 2010
    From cantonment to careers

    More than 803 young Nepali men and women have opted for voluntary rehabilitation packages that are being offered by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) under the auspices of the Government of Nepal.

  • 03 Jun 2010
    'Democratic Dialogue' continues with greater public interest

    26 year old Renu Gupta and her colleague Raghunath Das are meeting with people from different Terai communities, including communities such as the Yadav, Chaudhary and Mushahar (marginalized and backward communities) for grassroots public opinion collection at Bindi Village Development Committee of Dhanusa District.

  • 03 Jun 2010
    Irrigation canal brings prosperity

    The 21 households of Guta settlement of Devesthan Village Development Committee in Achham district have greatly benefitted from the irrigation project supported by the UNDP Quick Impact and Peace support Initiative (QIPSI) programme implemented in 2009. Achham is one of the remotest districts of Nepal. It is accessible by automobile from Kathmandu via a paved road that runs along the western border of Nepal from Dhangadi.

  • 07 May 2010
    Drinking water tap changes lives of the rural poor

    The construction of the Utisedi drinking water scheme has brought a big relief to the residents of Tamakot in Kalidanda village of Achham district, a remote settlement, 44 kilometers away from the district headquarters Mangalsen. Due to the availability of the water tap nearby, the villagers are able to keep themselves clean and healthy. There are less chances of suffering from water-borne diseases and the number of people suffering every year from diarrhea has greatly reduced. With the availability of water at accessible distance, people now have also constructed toilets in their houses and sanitation has improved immensely - "all thanks to the support of UNDP Quick Impact for Peace Support Initiative (QIPSI) Programme" say the villagers.

  • 07 May 2010
    Sale of rice husk stoves on the rise

    Rice husk stoves have been gaining popularity in the Terai region. Metal Nepal, a Bhairahawa based enterprise with its 60 employers produces 300 stoves in one day under the enterprising leadership of Shekhar Rayamajhi. One rice husk stove is being sold for Rs. 625 thanks to mass scale production. Earlier it used to be sold for Rs. 900. Rayamajhi has sold more than100,000 rice husk stoves in the Terai region in the past one year.

  • 07 May 2010
    Regional conference on the impact of the Global Financial Crisis

    The UNDP Regional Centre for Asia Pacific in collaboration with UNDP Nepal and the National Planning Commission hosted a South Asia conference on the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and their linkages with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 07 May 2010
    Consultations for the next APHDR on Climate Change kicks off

    The South Asia consultation on the next Asia Pacific Human Development Report (APHDR) on Climate Change took place in Kathmandu from 29-30 April. About 35 participants from nine different countries participated in this workshop. The participants were representatives of governments, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, civil society, academia, think tanks and media institutions based in the respective sub-region.

  • 06 May 2010
    Microfinance services to be expanded to hills and mountain regions

    The Enhancing Access to Financial Services (EAFS) project was launched on 8 April by Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada, Governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank) in the presence of the representatives from microfinance institutions, donors, development partners and other stakeholders. The project provides grant support to selected microfinance institutions to enable them expand their services in 24 districts in the hills and mountain regions covering 54 out of 75 districts in the country. The major objective is to provide access to affordable financing to very remote areas and poor people.